Wairarapa News : January 16th 2013
www.wairarapanews.co.nz WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 131 Chapel St, MASTERTON Ph: 378 2399 A/H: 027 472 7669 027 442 8824 www.braderscarcourt.co.nz View full range at www.braderscarcourt.co.nz 2012 Award Winning Dealership 2006 Honda Fitt 1.3L, Auto, Air Con, CD, Dual Air Bags, Easy Access High Seating, Economy Car Since 1984 90 2007 Mazda CX-7 2.3L, Tiptronic, ABS, Alloys, CD, Climate Air, Cruise Control, Tinted Glass, Towbar $24,99 2007 M M Maz azda C CX X-7 7 0 2006 Honda F Fit t $11,490 90 2004 Toyota Corolla Runx 1.5L, Auto, Alloys, Dual Air Bags, Air Con, Roomy Little Hatch $11,9 1995 Isuzu Bighorn XS 3.1L, Auto, Easy Access High Seating, 4WD, Towbar, Alloys, Bull Bar, Side Steps 1995 Isu uzu zu Bighorn XS $5,990 5040664AC Since 1984 "Easy Choices + Easy Finance = Easy Decision" WALKING VENTURE Top way to fill a day 17 CHAMPION SWIMMER Ruback wins in open water 39 WAIRARAPA'S FUTURE Your chance to have a say 19-22 Air show puts region on map Ready for take-off: Wings Over Wairarapa airshow event organiser Liz Pollock at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton. By PIERS FULLER Watch out for the Wings Over Wairarapa supplement in today's The Dominion Post. Gearing up to potentially be the most significant warbirds airshow ever in New Zealand, the sky cer- tainly is the limit for this week- end s Wings Over Wairarapa. World airshow debuts of unique aircraft, a wide variation of attractions and expected record visitor numbers will make for some serious aviation madness at Hood Aerodrome. Event organiser Liz Pollock is rushed off her feet this week in the lead-up to the event, but she is excited by the prospect of putting on the biggest and best Wings ever. At this stage, ticket sales are ahead of previous years, with strong interest from around the world, particularly with the unveiling of the Mosquito fighter bomber. Ms Pollock has just spoken to a visitor who is flying from Finland for the weekend. They have a party of 20 from the UK on their way and there will be lots of aviation-mad visitors from across the Tasman. It will be an absolutely unique show, because of the Mosquito and several other elements. It is certainly on track to be the most significant warbirds airshow that has ever been seen in the country, and a good portion of that is due to the Mosquito, but there is also the jet formation and other stuff. It s the combination of the whole lineup appearing that makes it quite unique. That s what is getting the increased attention, she says. Probably more than anything ever before, as far as putting Wai- rarapa on the international map goes, it is certainly doing that. To date, with pre-sold tickets, we are significantly ahead of any- where we ve ever been before. The weather is always a big concern for organisers leading up to the airshow. but the forecast looks promising . Previous years had been blessed with excellent weather but in 2011 then show rained out. Tickets information is available from www.wings.org.nz/tickets or by visiting Ticketek.com. Willis christens new track Prestigious debut: Olympic medallist Nick Willis leads the field on Saturday afternoon on the new all-weather athletics track recently completed in Masterton. Photo: TESSA LAVERN Wairarapa s all-weather athletics track hosted its debut meet in style last weekend with Olympic medallist Nick Willis hitting his stride. The bright blue synthetic track in Masterton s Colin Pugh Sports Bowl was the venue for a Welling- ton regional athletics round on Saturday, which came about at relatively short notice and with its star bonus. Athletics coach Mark Harris has been a key driver of the Wai- rarapa All Weather Track Trust and he said it was great to get Nick Willis to their first meet, though it came out of the blue. It was kind of thrust upon us because of circumstances in Wel- lington. It s such a cool way to introduce the new track, he said. Newtown Park is resurfacing its track, so organisers asked to use the new Wairarapa track for this regional meet. We re very excited. Early indications are that it s fast, the circles are good . . . the facility looks a million dollars, said Mr Harris. The track cost just under $1 million, not including donated time and materials. There re lots of people who have banded together to make it all happen, so it s just brilliant, said Mr Harris. The track was completed on December 15 last year, five years after the idea was conceived. The hammer cage s foundation is down and the cage will be put up this weekend. The discus cage foundations will be laid soon. Stephen Brown, of MB Brown, and a team of volunteers have almost finished building the large gear shed at the east of the track. Masterton Athletics is hosting a major event on January 26.
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